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Deaths Feared In Attack On UN Base In South Sudan

Attackers forced their way into a UN base where civilians have taken refuge in South Sudan's Jonglei state. A UN spokesman said they fear there were casualties.
Deaths Feared In Attack On UN Base In South Sudan
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Via AFP:

Attackers stormed a UN base where civilians took refuge in South Sudan on Thursday, killing three Indian peacekeepers with other deaths feared, officials said.

The United Nations has lost contact with the base at Akobo in Jonglei state and the fate of more than 30 ethnic Dinka civilians sheltering there was also unknown, UN deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told AFP.

"We have received reports of people killed and injured and are in the process of verifying," said UN deputy secretary general Jan Eliasson who strongly condemned the attack.

The UN Security Council called emergency consultatio...

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